Research, produce and develop visual and conceptual strategies for storytelling through intensive presentations, editing sessions, discussion and ground and individual critique. The class focuses on a variety of important topics, including: research and/or production of a long-term project; editing and sequencing of existing material; writing a statement about the work; and envisioning future forms for the project from publication to exhibition. Special attention is given to establishing partnerships for funding and disseminating the work. In addition, attention to the specific projects is balanced by conversations about professional practice and the broader industry.
Media & Techniques:
We learn through presentations, conversations, and critiques of the work.
We review historical and contemporary work; critique each student’s project as a group; and develop a specific plan for the future of each project. Attention to the specific projects is balanced by conversations about professional practice and the broader industry.
Whitney Johnson is the Deputy Director of Photography at National Geographic. Prior to joining National Geographic, she was the Director of Photography at The New Yorker, where her work was widely recognized, earning awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors, Awards of Excellence from the Society of Publication Designers, and a Peabody.